“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny…'” – Isaac Asimov
Listen to the Man in the Lab Coat was the solo debut of Ben McKenzie, returning for his fourth Melbourne Fringe. He set out to show that science is sexy, funny, and very very cool. How? By making you laugh and think at the same time with his unique blend of extreme enthusiasm, scientific know-how and a touching look at how science has touched his own loves and life and left him better, funnier, and smarter.
An experiment furthering both comedy and science, in which a broad sample of Homo sapiens in age, background and scientific experience hopefully learned something “not just about science, but also about themselves.” Or at least, whether you really should listen to the man in the lab coat.
Listen to the Man in the Lab Coat played at the North Melbourne Town Hall as part of the 2004 Melbourne Fringe Festival.